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FBI Investigating Man Who Sent Death Threats Over Bisexual Superman

FBI Investigating Man Who Sent Death Threats Over Bisexual Superman

FBI Investigating Man Who Sent Death Threats Over Bisexual Superman

He's currently facing charges for threatening Merriam-Webster.


Any time a popular piece of media moves to include LGBTQ+ characters, there’s inevitably backlash from those who opt to remain mired in homophobia and hatred. And now threats sent to DC over making Superman’s son bisexual are going to court.

IGN published an article announcing Jon Kent coming out as bisexual back in October 2021. The publication, DC, and an unnamed writer for the comics all received gruesome death threats from the same individual for supporting inclusivity.

“I am going to shoot up and bomb your headquarters for discriminating against conservatives and silencing conservative speech,” reads one of eight messages IGN got from a California man named Jeremy Hanson. “The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat. I will kill you all for discriminating against and silencing me for criticizing the radical homosexual agenda.”

Hanson is currently facing charges for threatening Merriam-Webster — yes, the dictionary — over altering the definitions of the words “girl” and “woman.” His messages were so concerning that the publisher felt compelled to shut down the offices for five days to make sure Hanson didn’t follow through on his threats.

“[Your] headquarters should be shot up and bombed,” he wrote in one message. “You evil Marxists should all be killed. It would be poetic justice to have someone storm your offices and shoot up the place, leaving none of you commies alive.”

He was, of course, upset about the acknowledgement of gender identity and threw out at least one transphobic slur in his tirades.

The threats concerning a fictional character’s sexuality, as well as others Hanson has sent to other people and companies with differing political beliefs, were part of an affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Casey Anderson to provide additional context in the Merriam-Webster case.

Hanson has reportedly been interviewed by the FBI many times over the years for making similar outrageous threats.

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